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The Resource European Preparatory Commission on Space Research : [Fonds]

European Preparatory Commission on Space Research : [Fonds]

Label
European Preparatory Commission on Space Research : [Fonds], 1959-1964
Title
European Preparatory Commission on Space Research
Title remainder
[Fonds]
Inclusive dates
1959-1964
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • ita
  • swe
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The fonds mainly comprises the official series of "Blue Papers" emanating from COPERS' decision making bodies and working groups (minutes, working papers from permanent and temporary bodies). Apart from official directives, a small set of the European Space Research Study Group (GEERS)'s documents refers to the setting up of COPERS. Relevant papers on the ESRO Convention are also included, the most important being the minutes of the ESRO Conference in 1962
Biographical or historical data
In late 1960 a conference of European senior scientists took place in Meyrin, Switzerland. This conference formalised the so called Meyrin agreement, officially establishing COPERS on the 27 February 27 1961 with the aim of laying the foundations for a proper international organisation capable of planning and implementing programmes of common interest for Europe's entry into space. It began working on a draft of a convention setting up the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO) which was signed in Paris on the 14 June 1962 by most of COPERS member states (Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden, while Austria and Norway abstained from signing). In addition COPERS was responsible for carrying out such studies as might be assigned to it by the governments to facilitate the initial activities of the Organisation.
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
Language note
Fonds in English, French, German, Italian, Swdish, and Spanish. Inventory in English
Location of other archival material
Documentation annexed to the fonds include: technical memorandum on the organisation and temporary installations of the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Delft, technical studies for the use of scientific groups concerning the Belier, Centaure and Skylark rockets.
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European Preparatory Commission for Space Research
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  • European Preparatory Commission for Space Research
  • European Preparatory Commission for Space Research
  • European Preparatory Commission for Space Research
  • European Preparatory Commission for Space Research
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  • European Preparatory Commission for Space Research
  • European Preparatory Commission for Space Research
  • European Preparatory Commission for Space Research
  • Space sciences
  • Space sciences
  • European space programmes
Label
European Preparatory Commission on Space Research : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/95303?item=COPERS
Instantiates
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Gherardo Bonini
Control code
FIEb17091299
Extent
3 linear meters, 1245 files.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds has been transferred by the ESA headquarters to the Historical Archives of the European Union by a contract of deposit signed on the 12 May 1989.
Organization method
The "Blue papers" are filed in sequential order according to their original system of arrangement. The other files have been arranged according to the European Preparatory Commission on Space Research (COPERS)'s activities and functions.
System control number
  • FIEb16763221
  • (OCoLC)881359418
Label
European Preparatory Commission on Space Research : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/95303?item=COPERS
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Gherardo Bonini
Control code
FIEb17091299
Extent
3 linear meters, 1245 files.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds has been transferred by the ESA headquarters to the Historical Archives of the European Union by a contract of deposit signed on the 12 May 1989.
Organization method
The "Blue papers" are filed in sequential order according to their original system of arrangement. The other files have been arranged according to the European Preparatory Commission on Space Research (COPERS)'s activities and functions.
System control number
  • FIEb16763221
  • (OCoLC)881359418

Library Locations

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      Villa Salviati, Via Bolognese 156, Firenze, 50139, IT
      43.8042266 11.2712712
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